With three days gone in Minnesota’s firearm deer hunting season Buck’s Hardware in Grand Marais saw only two entries in the annual Buck’s Big Buck contest, the fewest in years.
And one of the entries was a doe.
Ayden DeRosier entered a 105-pound doe, his first deer ever, in the Buck contest. Meanwhile Cory Christianson, Devil Track Lake, brought in a field dressed buck that weighed 189 pounds. It had a 16 ½ inch antler spread.
The winner of the heaviest (largest dressed weight) buck will receive a new Remington 700 308 rifle. Half of the entry money will go to the hunter who brought in the deer with the biggest antler spread, and the other half of the money will go to the winner of the drawing, which is pulled from the pool of 275 applicants who paid $10 each to enter.
Cook County hunters joined with 400,000 folks who plied the woods and fields for Minnesota white tail this past weekend. With warm temps and no snow to track a wounded animal, deer hunting was slow in Cook County. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Deer harvest map, 27 deer were taken along the north shore over the weekend, six female and 21 males.
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